New York City Theft Crime Lawyer
Shoplifting, Burglary, Robbery and Other Crimes in NYC
Theft crimes encompass a wide variety of more specific crimes such as burglary, petty theft, embezzlement,
fraud, robbery, identity theft and many others where a person has knowingly, unlawfully stolen another person's property without their consent. These crimes can be both violent and non-violent, with non-violent offenses traditionally receiving less severe sentences than those who threaten with physical harm or actually commit physical violence over another. Some of the largest theft crimes in history, known as
white collar crimes, were committed without the threat of any violence at all.
Penalties for theft crime convictions depend upon a variety of factors. The value of items stolen in the crime is one of the most important factors, as the total value will often help to determine whether the crime is a misdemeanor or a felony, which can impose a significantly longer prison term in addition to very costly fines and compensation in cases where a civil lawsuit has been filed. Additionally, any of these offenses that also involved a threat of violence or the act of violence against a victim in order to render them helpless during the act of theft will increase the charge and thus the concluding penalty as deemed appropriate in court.
Why hire a defense attorney?
Anyone who is charged with a theft crime should immediately speak with a criminal lawyer, so you do not have to risk going through the legal process without a qualified professional to guide you and protect your rights. Musa-Obregon & Associates has in-depth knowledge of the many different charges that exist which are relevant to theft crimes. Their in-depth experience has been gathered from defending clients charged with various offenses of this nature, and they are confident in their ability to organize a case and defend it properly in a court of law. Their dedication and passion for defending the accused is reflected in their success rate for minimized sentences, successful plea bargains and innocent verdicts.